Recipe From My BoyfriendMushroom & Pea Pan-Fried GnocchiMarissa A. Ross

Although I’m not always necessarily chomping at the bit to annihilate a plate of pasta on a hot summer night, it’s nearly impossible for me to quell my cravings for Italian cuisine. I can’t go a couple days without having it, especially since it’s my boyfriend’s specialty. He has a knack for whipping up the most amazing dishes out of (what looks like to me) a completely parched pantry. This perfectly light gnocchi was no exception, and I was thoroughly surprised at how flavorful it was without any sauces or cheese. For all you adults, I suggest adding a medium-bodied Pino Gris or Sangiovese, depending on whether your tongue leans towards white or red wines.

Mushroom & Pea Pan-Fried Gnocchi
(serves 2)

Ingredients:
• 2 tablespoons garlic
• 4-6 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 small onion
• 8-10 shitake mushrooms
• 7-10 large crimini mushrooms
• ½ cup peas
• 2 cups vegetable stock
• Salt
• Pepper
• Crushed red pepper
• 1 handful basil (16-20 leaves)
• 1 package gnocchi

Method:

1. Dice garlic and onion. Add to skillet and begin to sauté.

2. Meanwhile, dice shitake and crimini mushrooms. When onions begin to sweat, add mushrooms, and sauté for 3-5 minutes.

3. Add 2 cups vegetable stock. Bring to boil and then reduce to a heavy simmer.

4. Boil and prepare gnocchi as package recommends.

5. When vegetable stock is almost fully evaporated, add ½ cup peas, remove from heat, and set aside.

6. Wipe out skillet and add 2 tablespoons olive oil and bring up to temperature. Add gnocchi and sauté until golden brown. Add chopped basil to skillet and sauté for 2 – 3 more minutes.

7. Add mushroom mixture to gnocchi and sauté for 2-3 more minutes or until everything is up to temperature. Add salt and pepper to taste.

And last but not least, chow down! :D

Let us know how your gnocchi goes in the comments below.

Big thanks to my amazing boyfriend & the best cook I know, Ben.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000916773452 Tiffany Smith

    Did anyone have leftovers? I always usually have to cook for one and I’m wondering how this tastes the next day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6418753 Heather Phillips

    It was amazing! I was too impatient to let the gnocchi golden up as much as you have it, so it lacked a bit of the color… but it was mind-blowing delicious… love that its gnocchi without a heavy sauce too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1282410187 Nefret Salzberg

    I just made this and it is amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/liz.haebe Liz Haebe

    I am making this dish right now! I’m excited, and can’t wait to eat it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=606640283 Brynn Barile

    I never liked mushrooms until 3 1/2 weeks ago. I’m glad I finally changed my mind, because this looks amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001050374412 Elena Batres

    This looks great and suitable for vegetarians. Definetly I’ll try it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randy.tolson Randy Tolson

    Yuuuuuuuum

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001896938558 Anna Schatte

    I’m drooling reading this recipe. Can we clone your man friend, please? Or can he teach other boys his tricks?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1246213907 Marissa A. Ross

      I wish he’d write a book on being a good boyfriend. It’d be a best seller.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1074637880 Jessica La Battaglia

    it sounds and looks delicious, I can’t wait to try it! thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.favro.binuya Heather Favro Binuya

    This looks AMAZING.

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